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3 comments - Posted May 26, 2013
We have all been there: the clammy hands, nervous stomach, constant anxiety, racing thoughts about eating choices we should or shouldn't have made-all caused by the anticipation of seeing our endocrinologist.
2 comments - Posted May 20, 2013
Two new drugs originally developed by Eli Lilly are showing promise when it comes to treating type 2 diabetes.
1 comment - Posted May 19, 2013
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 10 years ago. My response to the news, very typical, was to begin a routine of vigorous exercise and dieting. With a beginner's enthusiasm, I lost almost 30 pounds (down from 220) and drove my A1c three months after my diagnosis down to 5.6%.
1 comment - Posted May 6, 2013
Every year millions of people with type 2 diabetes vow to change their diets, lose weight, exercise more, and lower their A1c's.
0 comments - Posted Apr 6, 2013
This person is referring to the ACCORD study, which in its initial unsophisticated scoring supposedly showed that a large group of elderly diabetics who had existing heart disease, died sooner when their A1cs were brought down.
1 comment - Posted Apr 2, 2013
I have decided to start using an insulin pump.
5 comments - Posted Feb 5, 2013
Sooner or later most type 2s face the choice of whether they should begin using insulin. As the effectiveness of metformin or sulfonylureas fades, physicians often look to insulin as the safest, most effective means of asserting control over blood sugar levels.
0 comments - Posted Feb 3, 2013
A Chinese research study of diabetes patients with coronary heart disease concludes that metformin is more effective than glipizide in reducing the risk of major cardiovascular events, such as stroke and heart attack.
0 comments - Posted Jan 20, 2013
Narrowed and hardened arteries-atherosclerosis-are a common risk associated with type 1 diabetes. Fat, cholesterol, and other substances build up to create plaque, which narrows the arteries and makes blood flow more difficult. The increased risk of blood clots often leads to heart attacks and strokes.
0 comments - Posted Jan 5, 2013
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